Date(s) - October 1, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts

Jim Brickman

“Greatest Hits Live” Concert

INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE: A fundraiser for CSU’s Youth Programs in Arts and Education fund

Organized by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Saturday, October 1 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $40/$55/$100 (email
All proceeds benefit the Youth Programs in Arts and Education fund!


Jim Brickman brings his uplifting, family-friendly, “Greatest Hits Live” Concert to CSU in benefit of the Youth Programs in Arts and Education fund.

Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will perform his LIVE concert, featuring hit songs like Love of My Life, DestinyAngel Eyes, and Valentine. Brickman always warms the hearts of all, as his sweet sounds and stories bring family and friends together.

The Youth Programs in Arts & Education campaign supports programs such as BRAINY (BRinging Arts INtegration to Youth), Middle School Outreach Ensembles (MSOE), and Trying on Teaching (ToT). These programs enrich the lives of hundreds of students from elementary to high school across Northern Colorado and beyond, and embody Colorado State University’s mission as a land-grant institution by providing equal opportunity and equal access to the arts and music programming.


Jim Brickman "Greatest Hits Live" Concert

About Jim Brickman

Jim Brickman is the best-selling solo pianist of our time, earning 21 number one albums, 32 Top 20 radio hits, and two Grammy nominations. His first album release was 1995’s “No Words,” and he’s gone on to sell eight million albums worldwide. His star-studded vocal collaborations have crossed genres to feature luminaries like Martina McBride, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Mathis, and Kenny Loggins amongst many others. He’s written three best-selling books, starred in four TV concert specials, and is in the 22nd season of hosting the popular syndicated radio show: “The Jim Brickman Show.”


More about CSU’s Youth Programs in Arts and Education

BRAINY is collaborative program that brings together the visual arts, dance, music, and theater, and through interactive lessons provides arts enrichment and education opportunities that help kids create connection, increase empathy, and cultivate a deeper understanding of the world around them. This program typically serves around 450 students every year from Title 1 elementary schools in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor.

MSOE is an inspiring, internationally recognized, community-based music outreach program for developing Middle School musicians. This collaborative initiative brings together more than 60 music educators, including advanced high school students, CSU music majors, collegiate faculty, practicing teachers, and retired sages to provide instruction to more than 200 young musicians over the 14-week program. Students are loaned musical instruments and given expert music lessons at an extremely low cost to foster and inspire a love of music and teaching.

ToT is a program for high school students that cultivates and develops the next generation of excellent secondary music teachers. The best way to train music teachers is to provide authentic teaching opportunities while engaging in a community of reflective practitioners. Over a 10-week period, all participants are involved in teaching local middle school students who are members of MSOE. Undergraduate and graduate music education students design, implement, and teach all aspects of the program, culminating with a concert in the University Center for the Arts on the CSU campus.